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|Product||Xtended SC 2200|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Spinning|
|Riders per train||4|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Area||62 metres × 55 metres|
|Top speed||60 km/h|
Spinball Whizzer opened on 27 March 2004. The ride was loosely based on a giant pinball machine.
In 2010, the roller coaster was repainted and renamed Sonic Spinball as part of a three year partnership with SEGA which also saw Sonic themed rooms added to the Alton Towers Hotel. This was extended by another three years, with the ride restoring its original theme for the 2016 season. It also received new theme music for 2016 from IMAScore.
Spinball Whizzer is the only Xtended SC 2200 ever built by Maurer.
Single cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 4 riders per car. The two rows sit back-to-back.
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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